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The #UnifiedHealthInterface, India's upcoming tele-medicine network by #NationalDigitalHealthMission is already in the works. But how does it play out in a country with an already deep digital divide?

We took a look. Follow this thread 👇🏽 1/n…
Health apps were already a thing before the pandemic, #COVID19 has simply increased its use. Telemedicine & e-consultations are more widely used than ever before.

Enter: the #NationalDigitalHealthMission (15 Aug '20), the Universal Health ID, and various other programmes. 2/n
There are multiple issues: with consent & confidentiality, data privacy and security, exclusion, and private sector access to healthcare data.

Plus, health IDs continue to be created for those who have received vaccine shots, generally w/o permission. 3/n
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Thread on scams being run on unsuspecting users!

Immediately after a big Amazon purchase you will get a call, claiming to be from Amazon customer care, with rewards for your loyalty.
Offering various products ranging from free shopping to Harrier
They will ask you to shop for a certain amount again to be eligible. You will be asked to add products to cart and for payment give a UPI link or Paytm link to make payment.
When asked why not pay on Amazon itself, you will be told that that's not possible for this offer.
The big issues with this scam, other than the scam itself, is that the scammer have all your data, for the last purchase, amount, what you bought etc. Points to a big leak in Amazon or on one of their vendors.
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Isn't this scary ? Bloody syndicate to rule over lives of individuals
#Billgates #Aadhar #DigitalIndia #vaccination #COVAX Image
And this @Rita_Banerji
Without mandate, everything forceful surveillance and tracking injection Image
@Rita_Banerji The plan in execution since 2017
And Indian origin people helping it 😢
Idiots jump on hearing and celebrate- this that big shot is Indian , many in business of aiding Gates or competitor in this data game Image
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The #Aurangabad bench of the #BombayHighCourt of Justices Ravindra V Ghuge & Justice B U Debadwar starts hearing a suo motu #PIL on #COVID19 related crisis
J Ghuge: We intend to issue notice along with directions for the eight districts of Marathawada.
J Ghuge: Any person who wants to come out of their homes in these districts should carry an #Aadhar card, even if the person is on foot.
J Ghuge: Those riding two wheelers should wear a helmet and a mask. Mask is compulsory for everyone.
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Madras High Court Chief Justice observes why not postpone the #Puducherry elections till misuse of #Aadhar data inquiry by BJP is concluded?

ECI says #BJP did not obtain their permission to carry out bulk SMS campaign.

Court direct ECI to continue their investigation.
UPDATE: Aadhar data used for targeted campaigning of voters by #BJP in #Puducherry. Petitioner is Anand DYFI president, respondent 2 is ECI & 6 is BJP.
This is the status report submitted by the Election Commission of India in the Madras High Court on allegations that #BJP had access to private data linked with Aadhar in Puducherry.
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Why Madras High Court Chief Justice pulled up the Election Commission of India?

In a petition filed by a DYFI activist from #Pudhucherry alleges that private data of Citizens was accessed by #BJP to engage in targeted campaigning. Image
The petitioner alleges that booth wise voters have been added in #Whatsapp groups & atleast 952 whatsapp groups have been created booth wise. Image
Here is the sample of messagws that are being received by voters on their numbers that are linked to to their #Aadhar ImageImageImageImage
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Lodged complaint at MHA @HMOIndia @AmitShah to investigate possible misuse of MV Foundation #FCRA funds for frivolous legal activism to shield #Kashmir stone pelters n to oppose #AADHAR based subsidies. Have submitted proofs about MVF's dubious donors. @ShanthaSinha1 (cont.) Image
NGOs are grazing grounds of FAKE activist by cooking up beneficiary data, did Shantha filed petition against #AADHAr notifications making it mandatory for social welfare schemes? Was she embezzling funds?
Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India [W.P. (C) 342/2017]
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J&K Minors' Detentions? They were stone pelters n militant proxies detained by police; still MV Foundation reached the court along with @HAQCRC'c @enakshihaq n @ShanthaSinha1 to help their release. Anyone heard about those NGOs condemning use of kids in attacking forces? (Cont.) Image
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As an outsider in Hindi film Industry making film was not a problem for me as I never required funds. Principle to work for content based cinema with genuine creative talent made my road easy. Gave chances to new talents and never cared for mafias. Created my own world and space.
Though It was very difficult to exhibit the films initially even after spending for PnA. But then our films got international recognitions and we worked on our brand of cinema, then established makers In fact started looking to us to source content/talent/ideas
Basically don’t look for their acceptance, create your rules, space and life. As long as u are good and have the wherewithal no body can harm you. Infact they will try to friend you and look for you. And then you can ignore them on your will.
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Finance Minister: "Migrant labourers will be able to access food through a 'one nation one ration' card no matter where they are. 100% national portability by March 2021. To benefit nearly 670 million people". Follow thread for facts:
Launched in April 2018, the One Nation-One-Ration-Card scheme should have given migrants access to rations wherever they were by now. The programme is under various stages of implementation, with some states more advanced than others & currently of little use.
Over the past year, One-Nation-One-Ration-Card was introduced in 8 states, extended to 4 more in Jan 2020. In Feb 2020, Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said it would be implemented in all 29 states from 1 June 2020.
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#IndiaEcon Pandemic is creating a huge, natural, short-medium term(1-2 yr) opportunity for Self Sufficiency. #India could use this opportunity to make push for #Indigenization by #Accelerating #EconomicReforms to reduce #Bureaucratization (#BS). But who will bell the cat? 😢😢😢
2/econ We have to focus in an integrated way on the #Threat from crisis (👇🏼) and the #Opportunity (👆🏼), so as to minimize the negative effect of crises and maximize the positive benefits possible from the fallout.
3/econ Union+State govts should urgently create #Register of self-employed people (& contact workers), in Service industries connected to Tourism, Travel, Trade, Retail, Resteraunts, Hotels. Real Estate, Entertainment, containing their #Aadhar, #VoterIdNo & #MobileNo & workplace
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Supreme Court Judge, Justice Deepak Gupta begins delivering his lecture on "Democracy and Dissent" in an event organised by the Supreme Cour Bar Association.

Justice Gupta says, "I will also add Dissent in Judiciary... To have a strong democracy, a fearless judiciary is important"

Justice Gupta: Just because you hold a contrarian view, does not mean you are anti-national or disrespect the country. You may disagree with the government, may not go against the country. There is a difference between the country and its government

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When every Indian is asked to prove his nationality and his claim to Citizenship on the basis of documents - not just his own but also of his parents - then the State will have total control - ownership almost - of every citizen's life and liberty.
My father was a graduate employed in the Railways. I dont have a birth certifcate, never mind my late parents. the earliest document I can produce is school leaving cert from the lid 60s - and that does not have my full name on it. I'd have to bribe my way into #NCR
The whole #NPR / #NCR process seems ripe for #Corruption and #venality on a massive scale. I know many #NRI's (foreign citizens with #OCI status) who have an #Aadhar while being ineligible for it because they are non-residents. With bribery you can get any document you want
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Gearing up for the hearing on the Constitutionality of #HudumaNamba this morning.

So many issues raised in this case. #Dataprotection #RighttoDignity #Publicparticipation #Publicprocurement #Seperationofpowers #AccesstoInformation
@Bomu sworn in as the first expert witness in the #HudumaNamba case.
@Bomu @Bomu: there is no information in the public domain on NIIMS. All we know is what is in the amendment to the Registration of Persons Act.

#HudumaNamba case.
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Never have I ever hated #Aadhar and the ruling government this much in my life.

As I was filling details at the hospital for my sister's death certificate, a nurse consoled me and asked for her Aadhar card for identification.

I told the nurse that I have her driving license with me. But no, they want only Aadhar.

In times like these, you don't know where you are, let alone remembering where you kept all the ID cards.

My sister's death was sudden, so we had access only to her phone. My mum couldn't remember where she kept her Aadhar card.

The hospital or the cremation ground people do not accept any other ID cards. It was literally a huge struggle in finding her Aadhar.
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New Release: A digital edition of collected work from this semester. Featuring critical investigations on Surveillance, Privacy, and Power from @parsonsdesign @thenewschool students exploring Dark Architecture, Data Exhaust, and the Quantified Self.
Part 1: “By nature, the architecture of visual and digital surveillance is a black-box.” On #DarkPatterns, FB’s privacy policy, true confessions of SalesForce workers, privacy’s gender bias, and potential abuse of #aadhaar biometric data.
From #DarkData…
Part 2. “If the 20th Century was the fossil fuel era, the 21st century is the era of data; data has replaced oil as the commodity that drives the economy.” On visualizing cookies, the digital afterlife, being extremely online, and surrendering to Google.…
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This thread will list down the 75 reasons why everyone should vote for @narendramodi and @BJP4India

Thanks to @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha for coming up with these brilliant 1 minute videos.

My effort here is to list all the 75 reasons in a single thread
#Reason1 - @BJP4India MPs work for you.

👉 #Attendance #DiscussBills
👉#PassLaw #75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar

#1MinuteTalk by @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha -

#Reason2 - Electricity for All

👉 100% Rural Electrification #DeendayalGramJyotiYojana
👉 Electrification of 100% households #Saubhagya

@PiyushGoyal @grameenvidyut

#75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar

#1MinuteTalk @muglikar_
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What a year it’s been for the Indian media -- resignations at ABP News, Cobrapost’s stinging Big Media, #MeToo and, of course, prime-time propaganda that played out as news.

Here’s a look back through some pieces on @newslaundry .
There was the annual Bhima Koregaon celebration with which came the annual reminder why Big Media either doesn't get caste or refuses to get it.…
.@thetribunechd came up with an excellent story on #Aadhar breach and was served an FIR for its pains.…
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#Thread on the Ghosts of #Aadhaar

Are subsidies, benefits and services from the Consolidated Fund of india being siphoned by the Ghosts and duplicates of Aadhaar?
In order to assign an #Aadhaar number at least two Primary IDs are required by the UIDAI - one as proof of identity and another as a proof of address.…
According to data provided by the UIDAI, in its Affidavit to the SC, only 60 crores could have used the voter ID, 29 crores PAN,17.37 crores a drivers license, 15.17 crores a ration card and 6.9 crores a Passport as their Primary ID to obtain a Secondary ID, the #Aadhaar
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Why Rahul and Congress does not want #Aadhar(though it was conceived during UPA)

We want terrorist to get cell phones in India and do blasts, this will instill fear in people and we can play politics and make money hence say no to #Aadhaar
We don't want subsidy amount to given to poor people, hence say no to #Aadhaar
We want a complicated process of getting access to govt benefits, hence say no to #Aadhaar
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@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Yeah go and stand in que 2 get ration with your BPL card and let us know why you require #aadhar
Tell people that subsidy for gas will be given to all regardless of income...u cannot opt out of subsidy as there is no #aadhar of ur income and v cannot track your data
@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Tell that guy doing hawala transaction to continue with his work as we are incompetent to catch his work through bank
Sorry I forgot you don't want to link bank accounts to #aadhar
As your privacy is in danger
But there is no danger when filling ITR
@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Wait we used to stand line to file ITR before now I can do it from my mobile phone
I don't want this facility I don't was y link my #aadhar
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Thanks a lot to everyone for all the support, encouragement and love we have received over the order allowing us to file IT-Returns without #Aadhar. I'm really glad we got lucky with a progressive bench that agreed to give relief to everyone instead of making it just about us.
This case has received more than it's share of attention in both print and social media. While I am definitely grateful, I would like to re-iterate that it is a part of a much larger struggle started and sustained by many activists and movements and needs to be seen as such.
The fight against #Aadhar cannot be selectively highlighted when privileged communities are affected (similar attention was received when the #privacy judgment was received and when deadlines for linking PAN, bank account and phone numbers were indefinitely extended)
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Day 21 of final #Aadhaar hearing to begin shortly. Attorney General will resume his submissions from yesterday.
AG hands over the PowerPoint presentation in word format.
Bench agrees for PowerPoint presentation. Tells petitioners to submit a questionnaire based on the presentation.
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There is nothing surprising. The very same method of finger print faking was demonstrated ere the Parliamentary Standing Committee that studied #Aadhar in 2011. @UIDAI knew this is possible. Biometrics is the least secure password of all (1/n)
Nobody with minimum understanding of / concern about security or privacy would plan a project like this.
and all those in power who decided to implement such a dangerous project like #Aadhaar , without any study or cost benfit analysis should be held accountable.
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El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos de un país
Para ello hablo con @Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
Aterrador @Snowden @Rita_Banerji han sido incansable en la denuncia

#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen…
Un experimento en un país que pronto alcanzará el 20% de la población mundial
"El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos&civiles
@Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen…
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